His-and-Her Valentino Accessories You Can Wear This Season.
Valentino celebrates diversity in fashion with Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s recent shows. At the women’s show, Piccioli cast models of different ethnicities, age groups, and body types. Transgender and male models were also added to the show’s exotic line-up.
More than a month before the women’s défilé, Piccioli’s menswear collection embraced femininity in various ways. “Life needs emotions,” Piccioli was quoted in a report on Voguerunway.com. “Men are changing much more quickly in the last two decades because of women. And because of how work has changed.“
The Roman couturier picked flowers to reflect his delicate sensibilities. Painterly blooms – shot by photography duo Inez Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – were splashed across panels of handsome coats and shirts, and featured as elegant prints on a range of men’s bags and shoes.
There are no rules broken, too, for men to sport skinny-slinged pouches that look like they were pilfered straight out of a girl pal’s closet. In fact, the smaller the bags, the chic-er they looked when strapped across the body. The VLogo Signature (commonly seen on the the Supervee range of bags and some women’s accessories as a metal adornment) also popped up in the men’s collection, embellishing stylish leather fanny packs and belt bags.
At the women’s show, the famed logo beautified the heels of thick rubber platform boots, the only shoes worn throughout the show. Worn by both male and female models, these masculine footwear paired as effortlessly with dresses as with trousers.
The Atelier bag, the house’s new kid on the block, looked good on every model. It earns its name with the most intricate artisanal confections, which span a gamut of fabric manipulations and aesthetic forms, from ruching and quilting to padding and hand-crafted rosettes, every detail skilfully fashioned by dextrous hands in the Valentino workshop.
Images courtesy of Valentino, artwork by Curatedition. All rights reserved.